1915 EXPO CENTENNIAL: Marston House & Park, Kate Sessions, Cabrillo Bridge, Grant Hotel, Streetcar
Airs Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2
—Join host Elsa Sevilla as she uncovers stories from the 1915 Exposition in Balboa Park—
The 1915 EXPO CENTENNIAL series uses rare, historic black and white photos and film to tell the story of City Park and how the Exposition was planned.
The series promises to give television viewers a unique glimpse into the 1915 Exposition.
Find out how City Park was planned and meet the key city leaders who created the urban park for San Diego.
Learn about Balboa Park's architectural and landscaping designs, world-renowned architects, rare historic black and white photos and film that show unique aspects of the fair.
We'll also show you rare artifacts from the 1915 Exposition and unique behind the scenes tours of the park, museum vaults and historic buildings.
On Episode 4, "Marston House & Park, Kate Sessions, Cabrillo Bridge, Grant Hotel, Streetcar," find out how civic leader George Marston enlisted the talent and guidance of New York architects to help design Balboa Park.
Also, see wonderful black and white photos showing how the historic Cabrillo Bridge was built ahead of the Exposition, and how nearby hotels, like the historic U.S. Grant, and also the San Diego Electric Railway, played a key role in the fair's success 100-years ago.
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All past episodes of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES are available for streaming on demand.